Why can't medal owners names be published with information about medals?

To prevent fraud, state law prohibits listing owners' names with the contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes.
Published: August 6, 2012

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Owners names can't be published

So why not just publish the names of the owners of the safe deposit boxes in which the medals were found?

State law specifies that only the names and last known addresses of people with unclaimed property can be publicly released. What can't be released is how much money or what type of property is being held for any particular person.

So while the names of the box owners have been published along with the names of hundreds of thousands of others with unclaimed property, there have been no specifics on the property the state is holding on their behalf.

The rationale behind the law, according to the state treasurer's office, is primarily to avoid potential fraud.


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